ECO LABEL Criteria for Dishwashing Detergents

ECO LABEL Criteria for Dishwashing Detergents

Many ingredients used in traditional detergents are derived from palm oil extracted from the fields, often responsible for deforestation. The ECO LABEL criteria require certification programs for sustainable palm oil production that address environmental impacts on soil, biodiversity, organic carbon stocks and conservation of natural resources, and prevent deforestation and degradation of ecosystems.

ECO LABEL Criteria for Dishwashing Detergents

On the other hand, the use of non-recyclable materials in the packaging of dishwasher detergents and the presence of pollutant toxic substances in the packaging of detergents cause unnecessary waste sent to landfills and carbon dioxide emissions. However, the ECO LABEL criteria determine the weight and usage rate requirements to ensure that only the required amount of packaging is used for the product and limits the amount of plastic and waste sent to the landfill. Packaging materials should consist of recyclable materials and consumers should be cautioned for proper disposal.

At the same time, the use of insufficient concentrated detergent containers and the lack of dosing instructions cause unnecessary energy and water consumption. The ECO LABEL criteria stipulate that products must be accompanied by dosing instructions and limit overdose of household detergents. Also, the reference dosage for each product should not exceed a certain density of liquid used per wash or kilogram of laundry. The environmental effects to be caused in case of non-compliance should be clearly stated on the packaging.

The main ECO LABEL criteria for dishwashing detergents are collected under the following headings:

  • Dosage requirements
  • Toxicity to aquatic organisms
  • Biodegradability
  • Sustainable resource use of palm oil, palm kernel oil and their derivatives
  • Excluded and restricted substances
  • Packaging features
  • Suitability for use
  • User information

For example, the reference dosage should not exceed:

  • 19.0 g / wash for single function dishwasher detergent
  • 21.0 g / wash for multi-functional dishwasher detergent

Brighteners are exempted from this requirement.

Our organization has a strong staff that closely follows the developments in the world in the field of science and technology and constantly improves itself. At the same time, it uses modern test equipment and applies test methods accepted all over the world. In this context, it provides ECO LABEL certification services for dishwasher detergents to manufacturers.